Friday, January 7, 2011

Healthcare Repeal War is Heating Up

David Brooks is one of the leading conservative opinion makers. He has a platform in the NY Times and he is a regular on PBS News. This article is on the battle over repealing the healthcare reform bill. I just want to point out his sources for the conservative approach to healthcare reform. His sources are two of the top conservative "think tanks" which are promoting reforms that attempt to ration healthcare via the price system. The government will commit to the payment of benefits that tend to inflate in cost. Instead the government will provide vouchers to citizens which have a fixed value that does not rise with the cost of healthcare. That is, citizens will be at risk for cost increases instead of the government. It is always easy to determine the GOP talking points on any issue by paying attention to the output of their "think tanks" that David Brooks and other conservative opinion makers rely upon.

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